Message from the Section Chief

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Message from the Section Chief

Welcome, I hope you enjoy learning about pediatric imaging and our academic medical community. Pediatric imaging requires a combination of uniquely tailored techniques and specialized equipment to deliver the safest and most effective medical imaging to children, utilizing the lowest dose of radiation possible. In our pursuit of excellence, we pledge to continually offer the most appropriate state-of-the-art care in a compassionate and child-friendly environment. ~ Jacqueline Urbine, M.D.

Overview

Pediatric imaging is a subspecialty of radiology that provides a full range of imaging services for infants and children of all ages (up to age 18), including newborns. Imaging of the In utero developing fetus in pregnant women is also a part of this specialty. Our highly trained radiologists, using the latest in dedicated pediatric imaging equipment (MRI, CT, ultrasound, fluoroscopy) provide expertise in pediatric diagnosis and image-guided treatment. 

Our pediatric radiologists are highly trained subspecialists who have completed additional years of training in pediatric radiology and pediatric neuroradiology after completing radiology residency. They received their fellowship training from some of the most highly respected programs in the country including Boston Children’s Hospital,  the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and St. Christopher's Children’s Hospital, Philadelphia.

Pediatric imaging specialists perform patient studies at the VCU Health System, including various outpatient locations and the Children’s Hospital of Richmond (CHoR).

The latest equipment and technology provide non-invasive imaging studies and image-guided procedures, including:

Pediatric Imaging Safety

Some pediatric imaging studies, including CT scans and fluoroscopy require the use of radiation. We incorporate and use the American College of Radiology (ACR) sanctioned “Image Gently” principles of using every possible means to decrease the level of radiation exposure in children from these studies. We use child-specific imaging protocols and use specialized imaging software to minimize radiation doses while enhancing image quality. We regularly monitor our pediatric CT radiation doses and report to the ACR for quality assurance. Our radiation doses are at the lower-end of reporting hospitals and similar to other larger, free-standing children’s hospitals.

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Pediatric radiologists complete subspecialty training in pediatric radiology and neuroradiology.

Pediatric Imaging

Jacqueline Urbine, M.D.

Jacqueline Urbine, M.D.

Associate Professor

Jacqueline Urbine, M.D.

Jacqueline Urbine, M.D.

Associate Professor

Radiology

Associate Professor
Director, Pediatric Imaging

Email: jacqueline.urbine@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Children’s Hospital of Richmond

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Gregory Vorona, M.D.

Gregory Vorona, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Gregory Vorona, M.D.

Gregory Vorona, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Radiology

Phone: (804) 828-9842

Email: gregory.vorona@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Children’s Hospital of Richmond

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